At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ: 15 Years Later

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[Editor's Note: As part of this month's Book Club on the memoir Stripped: At the Intersection of Cancer, Culture and Christ, author Heather King offers a new reflection, 15 years after her diagnosis.] Fifteen years after the events described in my book Stripped, I’m fifteen years closer—I could be a lot closer than that!—to my own death. And [Read More...]

Dissecting Patriachy and Biblical Manhood: A Review of ‘Maelstrom’


To appreciate quality, we must slow down. In fact, quality insists that we slow down. Anyone can snarf down a bag of White Castles; they seem designed to be eaten quickly. But we cannot just wolf down marinated chicken kabobs with rice and tabbouleh, hummus on the side and a square of baklava to finish. [Read More...]

A Piece of Peace: Book Review of “Sanctuary” by Terry Hershey


This is the kind of book you read, re-read, underline passages from and mark notes in. It’s like a handbook for enjoying your own little piece of peace. [Read more...]

Claiming Soul Space: On Creating Sanctuary in Your Life

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By Terry Hershey, author Sanctuary: Creating a Space for Grace in Your Life Everyone has a sanctuary, if only in the mind. Even if we can’t say what it is, we know of its power. It is a place where we feel grounded, unhurried, and renewed. We go there whenever we can, which never seems [Read More...]

Atheist Awakening: A Q&A with Researchers Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith


“By “awakening” we mean that atheists and even agnostics are becoming more public about their secularism and are more interested in what can be called collective identity—forming a larger community, creating new organizations, and engaging in activism on a number of issues, such as pressing for stricter church-state separation.” – Richard Cimino and Christopher Smith, authors, [Read More...]

Breakdancing and Power Tools: The Importance of Male Friendships


“Ten years after my best friend’s funeral he is still shaping my life. He’s shaping it from the path he helped to put me on. And he’s shaping it through the lessons learned from our friendship. As a result, I am motivated daily to be that friend to others.” – Roger W. Thompson, Author of My Best [Read More...]

I Am Grateful He Is Gone


By Scott LeRette Author, The Unbreakable Boy: A Father’s Fear, A Son’s Courage, and A Story of Unconditional Love This last August my son, Richard Austin, went to college. We’d always thought the empty nest would be so easy and so welcome—for Teresa, Logan, and me. Living with Austin is more challenging than I can [Read More...]